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"Hooker's War"
AIRDATE: 04.03.82


WHAT SAID:  

A van stopped for running a red light turns out to be filled with illegal firearms.

SYNOPSIS:  

Hooker and Romano are in hot pursuit of a van when a passenger in the van begins shooting at them with a machine gun. Eventually, the van crashes, the driver is killed and its two passengers escape. Veteran cop Pete Benedict is soon on the scene, and they discover that the van is full of illegal firearms. Benedict, Hooker and Romano inspect the confiscated weapons and find that the serial numbers have been removed. Meanwhile, across town, Mountain, leader of the gang, is furious at his men for losing the merchandise. Hooker puts pressure on a local bookie, Banty, to buy an illegal gun for him. Hooker and Romano watch as Sonny, one of Mountain's men, delivers the goods to Banty and they notice that Sonny has a tattoo on his arm containing the symbol of an ex-motorcycle gang called the Demons. Hooker and Romano follow a lead to a custom body shop run by Mountain, a former Demon, and find Mountain holding a gun with its serial number removed, too. Treating the gun with acid to make the numbers appear, Hooker is stunned to learn that the gun was taken ffrom the Police Property Room. Hooker follows this up at the plant where the gunh was supposedly destroyed. There he discovers a gun smuggling operation run by Pete Benedict himself. After an emotional confrontation and a fight, Hooker arrests the cop who was once his mentor.


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GUEST STARS:

Debra Blee
"Lisa"

Sid Haig
"Mountain"

Richard Moll
"Mauler"

Joseph R. Sicari
"Banty"

Vic Tayback
"Pete Benedict"


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